The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70103   Message #1195987
Posted By: EBarnacle
28-May-04 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: Seeger's swan song?
Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
The May 27, 8:41 AM post is yours truly. My cookie went astray.

As long as others are talking about his voice, I have to comment that Pete is responsible for teaching me to use my voice and strengthening my Baritone. He did most of this teaching while we were on stage during Sloop Singer sets.

Several years ago, we were called from one set directly to another at the Hudson River Revival. One of the featured Sunday afternoon acts had failed to show, so Pete volunteered us [the Sloop Singers who were still there] to fill in. This was in the period when his voice was becoming less reliable. When his song came up, he asked me to accompany him to the mike. After he began Old Man River, his voice gave out and he signalled me to take over. Afterward, I got compliments and a comment from Pete that he had intended to do a slightly different version that time around. Still one of my happy thoughts.